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Old 20 Apr 2012, 11:15 (Ref:3062577)   #1
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Too many competitive cars to choose... will Mr McIntyre come back from his points penalty and win again, will Mr Murphy continue his R1 form... will a team give Mr Coulthard a ride...

Too many questions, not enough racing...
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Old 20 Apr 2012, 20:32 (Ref:3062808)   #2
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I predict that the crowds will be tiny, the racing will be non existant, the cars inherantly unreliable. The team owners will decide that the way forward is to have a demo derby with their poorly designed, boring cars and all buy NEW GEN SUPER NZV8s. With the sun rising on the ALL NEW MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS CORPORATION it will herald in bright new future.

'You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their hearts there is unspoken – unspeakable! – fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little mouse – a little tiny mouse! – of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.'

Oh woe - disaster

Seriously, qualifying is where the interest lies. I'm sure there has been plenty of work done to identify how to make it all work at the right time.
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Old 20 Apr 2012, 23:02 (Ref:3062854)   #3
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Thats crackup Icarus

I think it will be an exciting round and i look forward to heading down for the racing
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 05:49 (Ref:3063449)   #4
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I predict that the crowds will be tiny, the racing will be non existant, the cars inherantly unreliable. The team owners will decide that the way forward is to have a demo derby with their poorly designed, boring cars and all buy NEW GEN SUPER NZV8s. With the sun rising on the ALL NEW MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS CORPORATION it will herald in bright new future.


Oh woe - disaster

Seriously, qualifying is where the interest lies. I'm sure there has been plenty of work done to identify how to make it all work at the right time.
It is sad to think some think like you. Have you not worked out all the good blokes have gone to Supertourer.
Good luck with your new NZV8 back to the future. Nearly as fast as the old one.
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 09:47 (Ref:3063529)   #5
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It is sad to think some think like you. Have you not worked out all the good blokes have gone to Supertourer.
Good luck with your new NZV8 back to the future. Nearly as fast as the old one.
He was being ironic, mate. If you read the other threads you'll see he's "one of us" i.e. a big fan.
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 09:48 (Ref:3063530)   #6
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He was being ironic, mate. If you read the other threads you'll see he's "one of us" i.e. a big fan.
And I'm not being ironic, or sarcastic.
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 20:01 (Ref:3063855)   #7
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Now moving the topic from the "no more Supercars in NZ" thread to here, which is the one where certain people are bemoaning the lack of overtaking at Ruapuna, do you not think that it says more about the nature of the circuit than anything else?

If cars that are evenly matched can't find a way past it is usually shortcomings in the circuit design, and there's a lot of it in Formula 1, or at least there was.

It comes down to cars running aero packages that are fairly efficient (as opposed to none at all when most of the circuits in NZ were designed) and not enough width or the wrong track shape to give overtaking opportunities if the cars are all the same. You won't find it happening at Hampton Downs (I know, I was there) and you won't at Pukekohe either.

Manfeild, who can tell? Guess we will find out this weekend, but don't blame the cars for a lack of passing opportunities when there is no real difference between the cars and the drivers are all pretty talented too!
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Old 24 Apr 2012, 04:09 (Ref:3064625)   #8
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Just checked the weather models for this weekend, looks like there will be fast moving cold front come thru on friday, and then it sets into a dry, but windy sou-westerly. I dont know how exposed the track is to wind (even though i have blatted around there a few times!!), but the isobars are fairly tight indicating the wind strength. Saturday seems rain free at this stage, but windy from the sou-west.
Sunday should still be dry, but the wind will be more westerly so possibly slightly warmer air temps on the sunday. Rain/drizzle will creep in to the area late on sunday (as in after the race), but that could come forward a wee bit as the models can be out somewhat.

But all in all it should be a dry weekend, coldish at first and then warming on the sunday....but windy.
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Old 24 Apr 2012, 04:18 (Ref:3064627)   #9
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I dont know how exposed the track is to wind


one word... very
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Old 24 Apr 2012, 05:04 (Ref:3064632)   #10
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Yes I would have to agree, it will be so much stronger this year with the four old wind bags going full out, as in the four smiles you started with.

I presume these four old wind bags are Ugy, Smoken Joe, Chappeli and yourself.

Before you get over excited and burst something, it is just a little tongue in cheek stuff.

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will i be at manfeild this weekend?

hmm better check my pockets for free tickets
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Old 24 Apr 2012, 23:11 (Ref:3065206)   #12
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Well if thats the case i wonder how cross winds will affect the cars...if at all.

Dont know why you had to put down 4 x ROFL icons for that response, but whatever floats ya boat i geuss
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Old 27 Apr 2012, 08:07 (Ref:3066039)   #13
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in about an hour today!

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Old 27 Apr 2012, 23:10 (Ref:3066373)   #14
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Speedstuff:

BREAKING NEWS: Supercheap V8SuperTourer team with drivers Scott McLaughlin and Geoff Emery forced to withdraw from race weekend with unsolvable engine problems... more to follow

Also, Andy Knight is battling with the engine that he had in the car before Ruapuna

Uh oh.....

Practice was wet wet WET too:

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BREAKING NEWS: Supercheap V8SuperTourer team with drivers Scott McLaughlin and Geoff Emery forced to withdraw from race weekend with unsolvable engine problems... more to follow
Eeep, they're putting it down to the same cooling issues:

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The third round of the V8SuperTourer inaugural championship has been rocked by confirmation that the Supercheap Holden Commodores run by Melbourne Performance Centre have been withdrawn from the event.

Drivers Scott McLaughlin and Geoff Emery did not take part in the practice session this morning as the team elected to withdraw the cars to avoid further costly engine damage as a result of unresolved cooling issues.

“I don’t know what’s going on to be honest.” McLaughlin told speedstuff.
McLaughlin is already on his second engine after issues in the opening rounds.

“I don’t think the category has got the engine cooling sorted as yet and it’s cost us a couple of engines.”

Christchurch driver Andy Knight did not complete any laps in the session, as the team spent time trying to diagnose their ongoing engine dramas.

Knight remains optimistic the team have fixed the problem and will take part in this afternoons qualifying and race.
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